# What are the white brackets around a questions stats

Today I noticed the question about writing a paper in algebraic geometry here had something funky with it on the front page. It had big white brackets around its question stats.

What is this?

• @Jeff: This is not "by design"; it is a bug in the site's visual appearance, and can be fixed if you let Jin have a look at it. Please remove the tag. (I know, this comment won't even reach you since you haven't actually commented on the question, and that's "by design" too, sigh...) – Rahul Nov 4 '10 at 6:38
• @rahul no, comments can target editors of the question as well. – Jeff Atwood Nov 4 '10 at 6:58
• @Jeff: Oh, all the rumours I had heard indicated otherwise. My apologies. But do you agree that this is issue is not by design? – Rahul Nov 4 '10 at 7:02

I assume that you noticed them now because algebraic-geometry might be one of your "interesting tags", giving the question a blue background on the front page. That background makes the bracket really stand out awkwardly. I was going to post a bug about this, but I guess you got to it first. You should retag this question with bug and design so that Jin will see it.